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Near Pasadena in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kids on the Farm

Downs Park History Moment

 
 
Kids on the Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 5, 2020
1. Kids on the Farm Marker
Inscription.  
During the 1940's thru the 1960's this property belonged to Dr. George Bishop and family. There were numerous cottages on the property which were rented to families for the summer. The kids often got to ride in the horse cart as depicted here. Dolores McDonnell recalls:

"We would ride with Dr. Bishop on the cart.... There was a big field back there....that he grew corn in....It was horse corn. We would always go back there on the cart. The corn had been stacked in great big stacks. We would knock the stacks down and mice would run out. Then we would husk the corn....throw all the corn back in the cart.... and ride back across the road."

This photo was apparently taken very near the site of the present Fernwood pavilion. (date unknown)

Look for other Downs Park History Moments as you travel about the park. A brochure is availale to help you locate the sites.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 39° 6.763′ 
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N, 76° 26.036′ W. Marker is near Pasadena, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Chesapeake Bay Drive, half a mile north of John Downs Loop, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pasadena MD 21122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Improvements on the Bayfront (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Lighthouse Crumbles (about 500 feet away); The Tonkaway (about 500 feet away); The old entrance road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mother's Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Summer House on the Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rocky Beach Oyster Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garden Gazebo (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Kids on the Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 5, 2020
2. Kids on the Farm Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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